Detailed accounting of green house gas emissions according to EU`s renewable energy directive from cultivation of crops for biofuels production - Potential possibilities for raw matrial producers and fuel manufacturers

Last changed: 05 November 2021

The renewables directive states that the use of biofuels in transport should be at least 10% in 2020. Meanwhile, according to the biofuels directive (2003/30/EC) providers of fuel are required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the fuels they sell by 6% per unit of energy. Farmers that can deliver crops with low greenhouse gas emissions can utilize these directives to give their products an added value.

One goal of this project is to investigate how farmers that grow crops for biofuels can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. It will further be investigated how data collection and accounting systems can be designed optimally.